12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning website .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Tue), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island and then enjoy some diversion at Flowpark.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
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Vaski Adventure Island ©
Vaski Adventure Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. On the next day, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere travel planning website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi day trip planning site .

Getting from Tampere to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Mon), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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